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Information Kit: Grid Computing

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Grid computing (or the use of a computational grid) is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time

Information Technology Amendment Act 2008 (IT Act 2008)

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The Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008 (IT Act 2008) is a substantial addition to India's Information Technology Act (ITA-2000). The IT ...

Google Analytics dashboard

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The Google Analytics dashboard is a user interface to the company’s Web analytics product. Google Analytics is a free service that provides ...

real-time business intelligence (BI)

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Real-time business intelligence is an approach to data analytics that enables business users to get up-to-the-minute data by directly accessing ...

BLOT (build, lease, operate, transfer)

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BLOT (build, lease, operate, transfer) is a public-private partnership (PPP) project model in which a private organization designs, finances and ...

Public-private partnership (PPP)

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Public-private partnership (PPP) is a funding model for a public infrastructure project such as a new telecommunications system, airport or power ...

ISO/IEC 38500

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ISO/IEC 38500 is an international standard created to guide corporate governance of information technology (IT). The standard provides broad ...

IT consumerization (information technology consumerization)

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IT consumerization is the blending of personal and business use of technology devices and applications. Gartner traced the trend to the dot-com ...

BOO project (build, own, operate project)

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BOO (build, own, operate) is a public-private partnership (PPP) project model in which a private organization builds, owns and operates some facility...

SWAN (state wide area network)

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In India, SWAN is a government-subsidized project to create a state wide area network (WAN) that will improve government efficiency.

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF)

    NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a technology specification designed to enable nonvolatile memory express message-based commands to...

  • cloud object storage

    Cloud object storage is a format for storing unstructured data in the cloud.

  • parallel file system

    A parallel file system is a software component designed to store data across multiple networked servers and to facilitate ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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